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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug.-Sept. 2006

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  • Contents - Vol. 17, Issue 4

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  • News in Brief

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  • News

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  • Analysis - Ethics

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  • Is RFID automating crime?

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    RFID chips are increasingly being used in control systems, all the way down to the consumer. Two pieces of research have recently pointed out flaws in RFID security. One has shown that it is possible to break into cars that use RFID keys, and the other has demonstrated a proof-of-concept RFID virus that could infect back-end systems. View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the Editor

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  • All locked up [Panama Canal]

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    The ageing control system for the Panama Canal has recently been replaced ensuring that the 92-year old waterway can meet growing demand. The Pedro Miguel (PM) facility-two locks-has been in operation. Each lock has had the controls upgraded to electronic workstations, which provide automation features in both operation and maintenance functions. The project was executed in close coordination with other machinery conversion projects, converting from 1914 electro mechanical technology to modern state of the art electro hydraulics, which included the replacement of the individual local controls. View full abstract»

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  • Banking on blood [electronic donor card system]

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    We recommend an electronic donor card system, which can not only optimise the blood donation procedure, but also enhance the satisfaction of blood donors. Firstly, such system facilitates information acquisition and production during donor registration. An additional benefit is that, in this age of information technology, blood donors usually prefer to use electronic donor cards. Therefore, the QoS of a blood centre will definitely be enhanced with the introduction of an electronic donor card system. View full abstract»

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  • The dream team [industrial robots]

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    Robots and human interaction in manufacturing plants have always been limited by safety concerns. This innovative manufacturing system, which was developed in close cooperation with the KUKA Robot Group in Augsburg, enables precisely coordinated teamwork between robots and makes them faster, more versatile and more precise. View full abstract»

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  • Best of the batch [batch processing]

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    Manufacturing batches of product presents particular problems to the automation engineer, however, following some basic design principles can result in robust and flexible batch automation systems. The ISA (originally the Instrument Society of America, now the International Society for Measurement and Control) has developed batch control standards (ISA 88 and 95) covering models, terminology, and implementation languages and data transfers. However, these are generic and open to considerable interpretation and preference. View full abstract»

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  • Data driven drilling

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    Traditional flow measurement techniques give rise to numerous problems in the oil and gas environment. The development of a data-driven modelling package has delivered much improved performance, with many side benefits. View full abstract»

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  • The right time and place [wireless LAN]

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    There are already numerous excellent applications for wireless. Currently, most applications are information related, however, limited control usage is possible today with potential growth in the future. A fully wireless factory is not feasible as there is still a need to provide significant power to many devices. Technology improvements in wireless technologies, batteries, energy consumption, and power scavenging are bound to widen the range of wireless devices in the future. Since the industrial WLAN networking is a relatively small market, industrial WLAN users can take advantage of price and performance enhancements from the wider WLAN market by utilising COTS products with automation protocols running on standard unmodified Ethernet. View full abstract»

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  • Calendar

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  • Security and RFID

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Aims & Scope

Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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